Stephen F. Austin State University

Pre-Pharmacy

Interested in early admission to University of Houston College of Pharmacy? Follow the link below:

UHCOP/SFA Coop

OVERVIEW:

The role of the pharmacist has evolved from one who simply fills prescriptions to that of an active member of the primary health care team. Not only are pharmacists often the first health professional consulted by patients, they are also likely to be the final health care team member with whom the patient consults before taking a prescription drug. Since the pharmacist interacts with patients at such critical times, they play a vital role in patient education and must be able to communicate effectively with individuals from all social and economic backgrounds.

Pharmacy programs currently offer the bachelor of science (B.S.) or the bachelor of pharmacy (B.Pharm.) degrees and the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The trend is for institutions to offer the Pharm.D. as the entry level degree to the profession, and this is true for all pharmacy schools in Texas. Pharm.D. programs require two years of preprofessional course work and four years of professional education. All Texas schools require that students take the Pharmacy College Application Test (PCAT)

Successful graduates of a school of pharmacy in the State of Texas are eligible to apply to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to take the state licensure examinations immediately after graduation. No postgraduate internship experience is currently required.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the median annual earning of pharmacists is $64,410.

A related career field is pharmacy technician.

Click on the following to link to Texas Pharmacy Schools.

Texas Southern University

Texas Tech University

University of Houston

The University of Texas at Austin

University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy

TAMHSC Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

UT Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Please click the link below for a list of the pre pharmacy courses you should at while at SFA:

Pharmacy Pre Requisites Courses: